The psychopathic grandson of Baron Frankenstein, calling himself Oliver Frank, has found an ideal position in sunny California as an assistant to chemist Carter Morton, and lives with him, his teenage daughter Trudy, and the gardener with whom he's secretly carrying on the family tradition. He's also been testing a drug on Trudy when he's not hitting on her, and otherwise behaving badly. Needing a brain (always the Frankenstein Achilles Heel), and when sexually spurned on a date with Trudy's friend Suzie, he seizes the moment and runs her down with his car. After successfully transplanting her brain, he dubs the creature his daughter. More mayhem ensues, with Oliver and his daughter coming to their end at the hands of Trudy's beau, Johnny.
Stars: John Ashley, Sandra Knight, Donald Murphy, Sally Todd, Harold Lloyd, Jr., Felix Locher, and Wolfe Barzell
Director:Richard E. Cunha Producer:George F. Foley Jr. and Marc Frederic Production Company:Layton Film Productions Inc. Audio/Visual:Mono, Black & White Language:English Keywords:Horror; Teenagers; Sci-Fi
April 17, 2011 Subject:
You could do worse (like watch some of John Ashley's other films)
Great write-up of the film BTW.
Overall an almost watchable piece, probably the best from the big Cunha (sorry She Demons fans). Sandra Knight tries hard, and it's always fun watching Robert Dix.
January 31, 2011 Subject:
Convoluted but entertaining
There is a lot going on in this movie. Perhaps too much. This is but one in a series of 1950's Universal wanna-be's that include Frankenstein 1970, The Indestructible Man, The Return of Dracula, The Werewolf and a slew of others that were capitalizing on the popularity of the re-releases and TV broadcasts of Universals classic horror films. Most unique about this one is the presence of two "monsters". There is a traditional reanimated Frankenstein monster made from body parts, but there is also a character who transforms into a Hyde like creature and stalks the night. Very unique take, yet it never drifts too far from the Universal formula. It is also interesting to note that the monster is bandaged in a way that suggests a flat head. This was also done in Frankenstein 1970 to suggest a similarity to the Universal Frankenstein monster.